My usual suppliers of amenity bark for mulching the woodland part of the garden (we are talking square metres not acres) can no longer deliver down our narrow road because they have sold their small lorry. I asked around for recommendations and a friend put me in touch with a local tree surgeon who could deliver a free load of fresh chippings that will be fine for the paths but needs to compost down for a while before it can be used on the beds. ‘Never mind I thought, the bark already on the paths is well-rotted so I will transfer it to the beds and put the fresh bark on the paths’. Only problem is there is rather a lot of it. I normally order one bag at a time, but by the time my son and his friend had transferred the chippings off the driveway and into bags, I now have a Hadrian’s Wall of four ton bags. Either the paths will be several inches above the adjoining beds, or I’m going to have to think of something else I can do with the surplus.
One for the Diary
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...